I’m beginning to really dig the Petite Sirahs I’m tasting that are coming out of California. Seriously. I had the Concannon Selected Vineyards Petite Sirah several months ago. I liked that one enough that I classified it as a “sipper.” That means I’d be willing to swig it without any accompanying food and just enjoy the wine for the wine’s sake. So when I saw what looked like their next level PS, I was more than happy to give it a try.
Wine: Conservancy Petite Sirah
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Appellation: Livermore Valley, California
Notes: Color on this Petite Sirah was a dark purple. On the nose I smelled vibrant berries, earth, a touch of mushroom along with a metallic mineral note. Acidity was high, tannins were medium, and alcohol was at 13.5%. I’d say the body was medium-light. Core flavors I found were blueberry, dark raspberry, some pepper, oak, a hint of cinnamon, ash and tea. I liked this one quite a bit. I took another bottle to a dinner party where a few of my friends absconded with it for their own enjoyment, leaving me to drink a Bordeaux someone else had contributed to the evening. I guess they enjoyed this Petite Sirah, too!